LEXINGTON, VA – The Vassar track & field teams completed day one of the Washington & Lee Carnival to open the season on Friday afternoon. Primarily the distance, throw, and jumps athletes competed on the first day, and the remainder of the events will be contested on Saturday.
Vassar first competed in the men’s long jump with sophomore Darnell Worley placing 16th overall. Worley recorded his best jump on his second attempt, reaching 5.77 meters.
Sophomore Jacqueline Morrison led the Brewers with a shotput throw of 7.82 meters to place 24th overall. First-year Soleil Yuong threw 7.60 meters while Faye Stevens tallied a spot of 6.59 meters.
The Vassar women had three competitors in the long jump. Sophomore Lola Perez-Fry jumped 4.74 meters on her third attempt to place 10th overall, and then first-year Rhys Miller tied for 11th after recording a 4.69-meter mark on a third attempt. Morrison earned a 15th place result after jumping 4.58 meters, and Stevens was 17th with 4.55 meters. Malinda Smith jumped 4.14.
Javelin wrapped up the field events, and Faye threw 24.32 meters to take 18th overall. On the men’s side, Jeremy Frank tallied a mark of 35.99 meters to place 17th overall, while Maxwell Bergman threw 29.65 in his first collegiate meet.
On the track, the women’s 1,500-meter race was the first competition. Sophomore Clara Wiesler took two seconds off her personal best time to finish ninth overall at 5:04.74, while first-year Noni Pattington placed 16th after running 5:10.46. Senior Keara Ginell returned to the track and ran a 5:21.16. First-year Sophie Farr completed the race at 5:24.89, and sophomore Amaavi Miriyagalla crossed at 5:31.09.
Senior Gibran Mourani ran a 4:03.92 to take 14th overall for the men. Sophomore Simon LaClair was three seconds behind to finish 18th with a time of 4:06.50. First-year Benny Clark ran a 4:09.64 for 23rd place, while Tim Buchan crossed at 4:14.07 for 31st. First-year Jackson Bernreuter finished at 4:32.67, while junior Doug Cobb ran a personal best 4:53.58.
Senior Sasha Allison was the sole Vassar women’s team runner in the 5,000-meter race. Allison claimed eighth overall with a time of 18:57.76.
The Vassar men swept the first three spots in the 5k, with senior Jack Casalino besting his personal record with a time of 14:50 .49 to earn first overall. Sophomore Aidan Mayer ran a 15:02.29 to place second, while junior Miles Takiguchi was third with a 15:07.53. First-year John Hurly crossed at 15:32.37 for 11th, and Johnathan Dean was 13th at 15:40.66.
Up next was the 4×400 meter relay, and the women’s squad placed second in their heat and seventh overall. The group of Jordan Norman, Novak Ava, Kayleigh Mason, and Laura Wong ran a 4:18, with Norman using a solid third leg to pass Case Western and help secure the second-place heat finish.
The men’s relay placed ninth with Sam Lytel, Worley, Ryan Mazurkiewicz, and Tucker Quilan, finishing at 3:33.83.